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Michel Robichaud

En Expo Lounge Published 21 days and 12 hours and 58 minutes ago.

Born in 1939, Montreal designer Michel Robichaud studied in both Montreal and Paris before opening his couture house in 1963. In 1964, Robichaud successfully re-vamped Air Canada's flight attendant uniforms, prompting mayor Jean Drapeau to call upon him for Expo 67's hostess outfits, after an unsuccessful design competition yielded no satisfactory results.Robichaud recalls that the infamous powder blue uniforms he designed for general Expo hostesses were actually quite in tune with 60's street fashion, [...]

Felix and the Frontier - Part Five

En Stories as Told by Cheeseburger Brown Published 15 days and 13 hours and 24 minutes ago.

Felix and the Frontier is a story told in six episodes, posted serially by me, your dutiful host, Cheeseburger Brown. Chapters: 1|2|3|4|5|6 Related reading: Simon of Space, Free Felix, Life & Taxes Welcome, new readers from SFX 2007! To catch up to us in the current tale, use the chapter links above. Meanwhile, the story continues: 5/6 A robot waits. Its plastic body is bathed in the golden, reflected light of a fat yellow gas giant filling the view outside the nearby row of windows. The gas giant [...]

Episode 1: How It All Began...

En Who Is Pink Coat? Published 18 days and 12 hours and 39 minutes ago.

Are you sitting comfortably? This introduction is a little long, but please bear with me. What I?m about to tell you has to be a prime example of those two old clich├ęs, ?Truth is often stranger than fiction,? and, ?There?s no fool like an old fool!? However, I must add a caveat. Whilst the events described below are true, certain details have been changed. Although the individual concerned is causing me some aggravation, I still feel obliged to protect her identity. Not that I know it. I just know her as [...]

Welcome to Mars! - Part One

En Stories as Told by Cheeseburger Brown Published 15 days and 13 hours and 24 minutes ago.

1/3 Every television on Earth was tuned to same channel. The Internet groaned under the weight of the endlessly swapped video streams, the excited and sometimes vicious commentary, the shared experience of teleparties and the insatiable thirst of the commercial concerns to capitalize on the event with sales and contests, puzzles and games, spam and swindles. Each network had tailored its own theme music and inspiring graphics; each government agency stood on alert with a stack of speeches pre-written to [...]

Felix and the Frontier - Part Six

En Stories as Told by Cheeseburger Brown Published 15 days and 13 hours and 24 minutes ago.

Felix and the Frontier is a story told in six episodes, posted serially by me, your beanstalk-climbing host, Cheeseburger Brown. Chapters: 1|2|3|4|5|6 Related reading: Simon of Space, Free Felix, Life & Taxes Coming up next: Welcome to Mars! concerns the first manned mission to the red planet, and the uncomfortable surprise that awaits Earth's heroic astronauts upon their arrival. Don't miss a single chapter! The story starts serializing the week of September 10th. Meanwhile, our current story [...]

 
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